Tag Archives: Salmon Fly

Murky Water Streamer by Ruben Martin

It’s been said a million times, “If it aint chartreuse, it aint no use”, and in the case of low visibility waters, the bright green remains a good choice. The Murky Water Streamer is an articulated fly and the front hook is meant to be clipped, so the important thing to note is the length of the hook shank. Personally, I’m not a fan of the limp trailer hooks and would prefer using a coated braided wire for the trailer. The fly pattern is a big one, and with the marabou collar and sili-legs, it will provide for a lot of movement in the water.

Murky Water Streamer Fly Pattern Recipe

Hook: Rise 90019 # 1 or 4xl streamer hook
Thread: 8/0 UNI or 70 UTC
Trailer: Multi-filament Tufline 65 lbs or similar
Eyes: Large silver bead chain
Body: polar chartreuse chenille
Collar: Chartreuse marabou
Flash: Pearl polar flash
Wing: Rabbit strip chartreuse or barred chartreuse
Legs: Sili legs barred blue / black
Junction: ProTube red or chartreuse
Trailer Hook: Octopus

Be sure to check out this and other videos on Ruben Martin’s Youtube page.

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Matt’s Egg tied by Matthew Pate

Matt’s Egg is a fresh look at the classic Glo-bug fly pattern that has been a staple for anglers targeting salmon trout and steelhead in the migrational river systems over the world. I’ve likely tied 10,000 or more egg flies of differing pedigrees for clients in the past year. Reason being is that they are quick to tie, and they catch a lot of fish. The majority of these eggs are destined to be fished in upstate New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Ohio and Ontario for both the spring steelhead run and the fall salmon / steelhead runs, but the need for egg flies exists everywhere.

Matt’s Egg takes a different approach from the slam bam approach of the 30 second glo-bug . One problem with the go-bugs I’ve seen in fly shops is that they don’t hold up well in the water, and if they are not tied with densely packed material, they lose their shape in the water and tend to look like a cube of cheese. Matt’s Egg generates and nicer shape and a dense soft fly which looks like it should hold shape better. It should be noted that the more dense the egg, the slower it is to sink, so the 3.2mm brass bead is a welcome addition to the fly and should balance out the sink rate.

Matt’s Egg Fly Pattern Recipe

Hook: Grub hook (or suitable egg hook) #6-#12
Bead: 3.2mm brass bead hot orange
Thread: 6/0 white or match yarn color
Body: Peach or yellow egg yarn

Be sure to check out this and other videos on HMFlyFishing Youtube page and check out HM Flyfishing at hmflyfishing.co.uk.

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Temple Dog – Hakan Norling

The original templedog tied up by Mr. Templedog himself, Hakan Norling. There are hundreds of tube patterns now spawned from this template and can be found in many colors. One important step to note while tying templedog style patterns is to tie the wing forward and bend it back in place. Be careful not to wrap on the hair after it is folded back, but rather at the base of the hair so that it flairs and produces a large voluminous profile. Enjoy.

Tube: standard 3mm tube cut to size
Thread: Black thread
Tag: Gold oval tinsel
Tail: Hot Orange fluoro fiber
Body: Flat gold tinsel / silver ice dub
Rib: Silver oval tinsel
Weight: Lead tape for balance
Hackle: Hot orange hackle
Wing 1: Sunburst flashabou, Brown fox or templedog hair
Collar 1: Black soft hackle
Wing 2: Brown fox or templedog hair and angelhair
Collar 2: Black soft hackle
Flash: flashabou tied on sides
Wing 3: Black fox or templedog hair
Eyes: Jungle cock

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